Bike Riders Are Not Exempt From Following The Law

To the Reader’s Forum:

I think it’s heart wrenching when you hear about those who get into accidents, and then you hear how it happens, and then it makes you cringe.

Two boys who decided to go through a red light on a bike – a careless mishap that happens quite a bit MORE than we know. It’s heart wrenching to know the driver in the car was following the law and will undoubtedly be haunted by this for quite awhile.

We as a society need to pay more attention to those who choose to ride bikes, ensuring they too follow the laws of the road, like everyone else. Drivers have to, and so do pedestrians. If need be, start with bike safety and start fining those who can’t follow simple laws.

Franklin Casnov

Jamestown